Ruben Lee The Structure of the U.S. Equity Markets Marshall E. Blume Changes in the Ownership and Governance of Securities Exchanges: Causes and Consequences Benn Steil Wall Street's Credibility Problem: Misaligned Incentives and Dubious Fixes? Leslie Boni and Kent L. Womack The Immediacy Implications of Exchange Organization James T. Moser The Future of Stock Exchanges in Emerging Economies: Evolution and Prospects Stijn Claessens, Daniela Kingebiel, and Sergio L. Schmukler ISDA, NASD, CFMA, and SDNY: The Four Horsemen of Derivatives Regulation? Frank Partnoy The Future of the Foreign Exchange Market Richard K. Lyons The Future of the New Issues Market Jay R. Ritter Implications of Auction Theory for New Issues Markets Lawrence M. Asubel
Public Policy Toward Corporate Takeovers is the result of extensive research sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Business and directed by Murray Weidenbaum; it examines key aspects of takeovers: the evolving regulatory role of the Antitrust Division, state versus federal authority over offensive and defensive takeover maneuvers, whether leveraged buyouts improve the firm's economic performance, and the validity of assertions about "entrenched" managements. The book also includes the views of the most publicized corporate raider, T. Boone Pickens. Balancing Pickens' highly favorable view of the value of hostile takeovers as a disciplining factor for subpar management performance is a chapter by David Ravenscraft of the Federal Trade Commission, who takes a long-term viewpoint and argues that the popular belief that takeovers create substantial efficiencies has not been borne out by the record. The overall findings do not fully support either side of the takeover controversy. The book presents both legal and economic perspectives, and suggests strategies for government policymakers as well as leaders of private enterprise.
From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world's post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible. We now have occasion to ask, "What makes these institutions work? How important are they? How can we improve them?"
Taking us on a lively tour of a world we once took for granted, John McMillan offers examples ranging from a camel trading fair in India to the $20 million per day Aalsmeer flower market in the Netherlands to the global trade in AIDS drugs. Eschewing ideology, he shows us that markets are neither magical nor immoral. Rather, they are powerful if imperfect tools, the best we've found for improving our living standards.
A New York Times Notable Book.